10 in the morning on the track. Left achilles felt a bit twingy at about 9.5 in, hopped on the grass and felt better, still felt it a tiny bit though. Not sure if it's from the speed stuff yesterday or running on the track for my morning 10-miler the past few days, either way might move the long run to Friday and do away with the second workout this week, we'll see. Hopefully I'm making a bigger deal about it than it is.
5 miles in the evening on the intramurals. First mile calves were hurting, even though I've already figured it out it's worth mentioning for future reference/less experienced readers of mine(hi Eva) that even if you're in superb general running shape, running on "all cylinders" can hurt you all the same as it puts more strain on muscles that are needed for that(so, calves). So even if I'm running nearly 120 miles a week, I still have to ease in high-end speed as if I weren't. I partly blame myself on slacking on sprint Saturday's these past couple weeks. Despite that, after about 1.5 my legs started feeling REALLY good. So I started dropping the pace, and nothing hurt, nothing felt tight, nothing fatigued any more than before. So I kept speeding up, and kept doing it until it culminated in a good progressive run with a sub-6 last mile. Nothing too impressive, but this is the first time since before I hurt my calf in May that I ended a run with that. And it felt SO good! Even though these workouts haven't been much I feel like the mileage is increasing the benefits tenfold. My easy run pace has dropped significantly this past week. Happy the achilles wasn't anything more serious. Happy about running. Happy about life. Speaking of, did my physical today, passed the drug test and got blood drawn to find out I dodged the hepatitis bug once again, so I'm cleared to officially start working as a Primary Care Assistant at the hospital! It's probably the lowest you can be on the path to a medical career, but it's also something no one else at my school has(I'm the only UA student working there).